Now drifting downgrade on the former Reading, RBMN 425 is on the final leg of her journey back to Port Clinton to close out the first weekend of Autumn Leaf Excursion trains.
Members of Reading & Northern 425's crew look on as the Blue Pacific conquers Hometown Hill, putting on a show that can't be rivaled by many locomotives running today.
Reading & Northern 425 flies over Miller's Crossing in Molino, PA, bound for Jim Thorpe on a cloudy fall day. After kicking off the Autumn Leaf Excursion season the day before, the crew is back at... (more)
The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway's gorge train is running on a 45-minute schedule out of Jim Thorpe due to the town's popular fall festival weekends throughout October. After this train departs, th... (more)
On a beautiful fall day, the afternoon Hometown Highbridge train out of Jim Thorpe approaches its namesake landmark on the Reading & Northern Main Line. The train is running push-pull with an imma... (more)
On the return trip from Jim Thorpe to Port Clinton, the fireman works the stoker (a.k.a. a coal scoop and foot pedal) to bring pressure up for the run up Hometown Hill, a long and hard climb which... (more)
Now drifting downgrade, R&N 425 has just met one of the day's Hometown High Bridge trains at Ametek, on the west side of Nesquehoning. The fall colors were ablaze in the Lehigh Valley on this day.
On a crystal-clear and incredibly colorful fall day, Reading & Northern Pacific 425 puts on a jaw-dropping show on her run from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe for the October 11th Autumn Leaf Special.... (more)
The 3pm excursion out of Tamaqua heads out of town as the MCPN-20 "Mountain Job" crew waits for their passage so that they can head to the Greenwood Running Track to spot some coal empti... (more)
One of RBMN's newly acquired former ATSF 'Bluebonnets' leads the Tamaqua to Reading turn job south through Zehners on their way to Port Clinton. Normally, a second one of these units would accompa... (more)
The Reading & Northern "Mountain Job" eases into Tamaqua with the RBMN 2530 former LTEX/BNSF/ATSF, RBMN 1548 SW1500 former CR/Reading and the RBMN 5014 SD50 former UP/MP.
After getting their signal from NS, the Reading Turn heads through the south end of the RBMN Main Line at North Reading Yard and prepares to enter the NS Pottsville Branch at BELT interlocking.
Looking out of place in east-central PA, two ex-ATSF GP30u's (now classed as GP39RN's) head south passed a soybean field north of Port Clinton on the point of the Reading Turn.
The Reading Turn heads south through New Ringgold with 21 cars for NS at Reading with two former ATSF GP30u's for power.
The rear of the Delano Job enters Tamaqua Yard with 40 anthracite coal loads from Lehigh Natural Resources off the Greenwood Runner. These cars would be combined with another train and interchange... (more)